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    Default how long does deer meat /deer summer sausage stay good for

    i was sitting here eating some jalapeno and cheese summer sausage. i thought to my self i wonder how long this will be good for. Can anyone help with this question.

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    If the steaks and burgers are vacuum packed they should be good for several years. I've found some in my freezer that was 2 yrs old, and it was just fine.
    Sausage may be another thing. There are other ingredients in sausage that may not preserve as well. I can't say for sure.
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    I've had sausage (made by Siegi's) that lasted well over a year. The brats are always better the fresher they are, but the summer sausage seems to be just as good when it's 1 1/2 years old.

    I just started vacuum packing this year (for steaks and ground), so I'm anxious to see a difference.

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    As long as it's vacuum packed it's good for 2 years or untill you break the sill on the bag.

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    As long as its not freezer burned

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    Unfortunately the processor I use does not vacuum wrap, so it is just a waxy paper that it is wrapped in. It does not seem to last a year. It will start getting a little dried out after 8 months or so. Not that it stops me from eating it, just starts becoming a bit jerky-like.
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    my ground is just in wax paper but we hardly ever buy ground beef. so it will all be gone this summer and i put the sausage in wax paper then zip lock so it should be god for awhile

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    Default Re: how long does deer meat /deer summer sausage stay good for

    If you thaw summer sausage and keep in the fridge, quality and life span will depend on if MSG was used in the recipe or not. If it appears suspect, toss it.

    Now for you guys and vac packed stories. I had an elk processed in January and paid extra for it to be vac packed. The man that brought my meat out in the metal wire trays set em down and I was moving packages (wearing cotton gloves because it is not my first time to handle large quantity of frozen food) to one ice chest. The guy proceeds to dump a 2nd and 3rd tray all at once into my 2nd ice chest. The meat was frozen hard. I grabbed a few packages and showed the guy, why I wasn't pleased with him doing that. (Small holes from wire tray etc.) I proceeded to request they vac pack all the meat in that 100qt ice chest again.
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    Default Re: how long does deer meat /deer summer sausage stay good for

    If you thaw summer sausage and keep in the fridge, quality and life span will depend on if MSG was used in the recipe or not. If it appears suspect, toss it.

    Now for you guys and vac packed stories. I had an elk processed in January and paid extra for it to be vac packed. The man that brought my meat out in the metal wire trays set em down and I was moving packages (wearing cotton gloves because it is not my first time to handle large quantity of frozen food) to one ice chest. The guy proceeds to dump a 2nd and 3rd tray all at once into my 2nd ice chest. The meat was frozen hard. I grabbed a few packages and showed the guy, why I wasn't pleased with him doing that. (Small holes from wire tray etc.) I proceeded to request they vac pack all the meat in that 100qt ice chest again.
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    I would too. My processor vac packs everything, no extra charge.
    He said it was amazing how many people came in and insisted on white butcher paper. Mainly elderly folks.
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    to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

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    One trick if you don't have a vacuum sealer is to first wrap your meat in Saran Wrap. Wrap it several times and make sure you get out all the air. Then wrap in butcher paper. If you get the air out should last at least a year. Works good but the vacuum sealer is more consistent and faster.

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    Wrapping my meat in saran wrap seems to take all the fun out of it..... But seriously I package my Deer meat in butcher paper and it lasts a couple of years with no problems

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    Ranchking I was afraid someone would go there.

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